As electric cars go mainstream in B.C., we get to see more examples of their use throughout the province, and throughout the year. Early adopters have been using electric vehicles in cold and snowy conditions a long time: even before they were for sale and could only be built with conversion kits. But now, we can see stories from regular B.C. drivers using electric vehicles for their every-day needs, including cold weather commutes.
In the winter of 2020, EV drivers from the Emotive community shared their experiences in the northern and interior regions to demonstrate that electric vehicles are viable, comfortable and financially sound. These short vignettes and interviews can be seen on the EmotiveBC YouTube channel. They include
- a long distance commuter and a single-car family in Nelson,
- a bakery owner and avid road-trippers in Clearwater,
- and a young family in Prince George.
The videos touch on the financial sense of commuting with an electric vehicle, the cold weather comforts of pre-heating without emissions, performance and reliability, the convenience of charging at home, and the overall viability of driving electric in their respective communities.
Normally, drivers like these would share their knowledge and perspectives by volunteering at Emotive test drives and demonstrations. That’s not possible now due to COVID-19, so content like this is crucial for connecting with those considering and electric vehicle and wanting to see examples in their own community.
These recent videos were filmed pre-COVID-19. Stay home for now, and get inspired for hitting the road when we’re clear to do so again.
If you would like to share your electric vehicle story, do so through Emotive’s submission form.